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China says shipments of smartphones in 2022 falls to lowest in decade

BEIJING, China: As COVID-19 restrictions and a slowing economy curbed consumer demand in 2022, China's smartphone sales witnessed a record ...

To boost tourist spending, Philippines to refund VAT starting in 2024

MANILA, Philippines: In an effort to attract more tourists, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for ...

Philippines pledges review after citizen killed working in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines: After a Filipina domestic worker was killed and dumped in the desert in the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait, ...

South Korea to aid public with more energy vouchers

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean officials have said that the government will double energy vouchers and provide discounts on gas ...

US arms exports rise 49 percent in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US State Department has said that in the latest fiscal year, US military equipment exported to foreign ...

China's authoritarian rule suppresses freedom of Tibetan people

Beijing [China], February 3 (ANI): Tibet, which the Communist Party of China thinks of as its own territory, was one ...

China scuttles Pakistan's Neelum Jhelum Project over delayed payments

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 3 (ANI): The Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) suffers as China has lost interest in power generation ...

China ramps up fuel oil imports blended from Russian crude media

Sanctions against Russian petroleum products are pushing supplies away from Europe and towards AsiaChinese independent refineries are currently boosting purchases ...

Australia to Legalize MDMA And Magic Mushrooms for Medical Use

SYDNEY - Australia's drugs watchdog on Friday announced that psychedelic substances MDMA and psilocybin -- more commonly known as ecstasy ...

Final Qualifying Stage: Aryan Roopa Anand maintains six-shot advantage in Round-3

Kolkata (West Bengal)[India], February 3 (ANI): Bengaluru amateur Aryan Roopa Anand (64-63-65) maintained his overnight six-shot advantage with an error-free ...

Guest Opinion: China-Canada relations: What's unchanged in five decades?

© Provided by Xinhua The development of China-Canada relations has shown that a sound and stable bilateral relationship conforms to ...

Rural China gains renewed vitality as economy rebounds

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- As the adage goes "The whole year's work depends on a ...

Quad to focus on tackling Chinese threat in telecom, 6G technology

Washington [US], February 3 (ANI): Amid threats from China in the field of telecom and 6G technology, the Quad grouping ...

China promotes aircraft development to serve emergency rescue missions

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's indigenously-developed aircraft continue to make new progress to serve emergency ...

"Biggest corruption of the century": Opposition slams govt over Adani row

New Delhi [India], February 3 (ANI): The Opposition MPs continued to question the government on the Adani row as both ...

Beijing Winter Olympics boosts China's winter sports

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Du Mingxuan has spent almost every day of his winter break ...

Medicare reform is off to a promising start. Now comes the hard part

There was a lot of build-up to today's National Cabinet meeting. Federal Health Minister Mark Butler has long said Medicare ...

In Rural China, Shortages of Treatment, Doctors Prove Deadly

WASHINGTON - Liu Shihui, a human rights lawyer in California who grew up in Xishan Village in Inner Mongolia, learned ...

2007 World Cup hero Joginder Sharma announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Bhiwani (Haryana) [India], February 3 (ANI): India's 2007 T20 World Cup winner Joginder Sharma announced his retirement from all forms ...

Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Spotted Over Western US, Pentagon Says

A suspected Chinese spy balloon has been flying over the United States for several days, U.S. officials said Thursday.Pentagon spokesperson ...

Is US, Pakistan reset possible amid Islamabad's dependence on China?

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 3 (ANI): Few US relationships are as complicated as the one with onetime ally and occasional frenemy, ...

Canada tracking second incident of suspected Chinese spy balloon

Ottawa [Canada], February 3 (ANI): Canada's Department of National Defence on Thursday (local time) said that it is working with ...

All-Stars take on former teams as Kings visit Pacers

Two teams getting All-Star play from 2022 in-season acquisitions go head-to-head Friday night when the Sacramento Kings visit the Indiana ...

Chinese spy balloon breached US airspace Pentagon

The military has confirmed taking immediate action to protect 'sensitive? homeland intelligenceThe Pentagon has spotted what it believes to be ...

US senator fears nuclear espionage

A Montana official wants to know if China spied on ICBM silos housed in his stateA US senator has requested ...

US Analysts: Beijing Mixing Military, Commercial Interests Abroad

washington - Chinese investments in commercial ports and other infrastructure around the world could pave the way for the expansion ...

Chinese Lending at 13-Year Low; US Pledges Africa Investment

Johannesburg - Recent visits to Africa by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ...

Dont Underestimate Xi's Ambitions Toward Taiwan, CIA Says

WASHINGTON - CIA Director William Burns said Thursday that Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitions toward Taiwan should not be underestimated, ...

Lok Sabha: Congress MP Manish Tewari gives Adjournment Motion notice to discuss border situation with China

New Delhi [India], February 3 (ANI): Congress MP Manish Tewari on Friday gave Adjournment Motion notice in the Lok Sabha ...

British lawmaker Lord Alton urges BBC to review ads for China

London [UK], February 3 (ANI): British lawmaker Lord David Alton has urged the broadcaster to rethink its commercial decision, after ...

Four Indian-American lawmakers appointed as members of key US House Committees

Washington [US], February 3 (ANI): Four Indian-American lawmakers-- Raja Krishnamoorthi, Pramila Jayapal, Ami Bera and Ro Khanna-- have been appointed ...

Economic Watch: Is Japan's lagging EV market ready for takeoff?

© Provided by Xinhua Electric passenger cars have long accounted for less than one percent of new car sales in ...

InPics: World Wetlands Day: charm of wetlands in China

BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Feb. 2 marks the World Wetlands Day. This year's theme of World Wetlands Day is ...

Hank Lebioda leads after one round at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Hank Lebioda piled up nine birdies to shoot an 8-under-par 63 and take the first-round lead at the ATT Pebble ...

US, Philippines to set up 4 new bases against China

Washington [US], February 3 (ANI): The United States and the Philippines have agreed that the former's forces can use four ...

US opens embassy in Solomon Islands to counter China's influence

Washington [US], February 3 (ANI): The United States opened an embassy in the Soloman Islands in a bid to counter ...

Tracking suspected Chinese spy balloon over US: Pentagon

Washington [US], February 3 (ANI): The United States government is monitoring a Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted moving ...

Chinese Spy Balloon Spotted Over Western US, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a ...

Is terminating security deal with Beijing, Fiji ending game for China in Pacific region?

Beijing [China], February 3 (ANI): Fiji's remarks over the termination of police training deal with Beijing had signalled that China ...

Blinken Heads to China Amid Low Expectations

state department - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to Beijing for talks with senior Chinese officials on ...

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US says Russian businessman traded on illegal information

BOSTON, Massachusetts: Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin, who has ties to the Kremlin, has been accused of making tens of millions ...

NATO, Japan look to closer tires due to China, Russia concerns

TOKYO, Japan: In light of a tense security environment following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Moscow's growing military cooperation with ...

Texas advises energy companies to prepare for winter ice storm

DALLAS, Texas: Oil and gas pipeline operators are preparing to stockpile equipment following severe weather forecasts for the next few ...

TikTok CEO to appear before US Congress to discuss security concerns

WASHINGTON D.C.: As US lawmakers investigate the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, its Chief Executive, Shou Zi Chew, has confirmed that ...

Azerbaijan blames Iran for fatal Tehran embassy attack

TEHRAN, Iran: A gunman this week stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and killed its security chief ...

Another Biden household searched for classified documents

WASHINGTON, DC - FBI agents on Wednesday searched for classified documents at U.S. President Joe Biden's vacation retreat in the ...

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